COVID-19 Education

 

ASHM

ASHM'S Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19


 

Dear Colleague, 
 

ASHM’s Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19 presents a lunchtime webinar on Mental Health and Wellbeing through COVID-19: Support for the health workforce.

Join Clinical Psychologist Ms Ruth Hennessy, General Practitioner Dr David Baker, and Nurse Practitioner Kurt Andersson-Noorgardas as they discuss Mental Health and Wellbeing through COVID-19: Support for the health workforce. Find out how we can help ourselves and support colleagues with tips from the panel. 

This webinar relates to the Mental Health in the Workforce during COVID-19 article in the bulletin dated 7 May 2020.  

 

Date:
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time:
12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST


For more information please contact taskforce@ashm.org.au

How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID–19. 

An online training module is available on infection control for care workers across all sectors in preparing for COVID–19 from the Department of Health. 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/how-to-protect-yourself-and-the-people-you-are-caring-for-from-infection-with-covid-19

Fed Dept Health

Training to help Nurses re-enter the health workforce - https://covid-19training.gov.au/ 

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Media event date: 

25 March 2020

Date published: 

25 March 2020

Media type: 

Media release

Audience: 

General public

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite swift action by Australian governments, the number of COVID-19 cases will continue to grow.

It is likely that unprecedented demand for health care will put pressure on our health system and health professionals, especially doctors and nurses whose work is vital to protecting and saving lives.

The Government will provide up to $1 million to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to provide an online refresher course with up to date information about acute nursing care, including latest evidence based guidelines on COVID-19 infection control.

The course will be available immediately to eligible registered nurses who hold current general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who meet the recency of Practice Registration Standard of 450 hours practice within the last five years.

Up to 1000 eligible nurses will be able to undertake the training free of charge.

This new investment builds on the Australian Government’s announced $2.4 billion health package aimed at protecting all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from COVID-19.

Eligible nurses interested in undertaking the training should visit acn.edu.au/refresher or contact the Australian College of Nursing, by email at customerservices@acn.edu.au or by phone on 1800 265 534.

 

We are holding a series of Zoom Webinar meetings to discuss the cardiac patient in the COVID era. How we are assessing them, and important considerations for your vulnerable patients, the patient with COVID and the patient after COVID infection. All GP's are welcome and we are keen to discuss your concerns, comments and ideas.


Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday 19 May 2020 - To register, click here
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - To register, click here
Tuesday 16 June 2020 - To register, click here

Each meeting will commence at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm.

These are unprecedented times and all our cardiologists are keen and available to you and your patients.

We are available for new and follow-up consults either face to face or telehealth – and all testing including echo, exercise and dobutamine stress echo, holter, device - pacemaker – ILR and ICD interrogation.

We are happy to discuss with you first, at any time as the patient’s GP, your preference for telehealth or in room assessment.

We are happy to take any calls about your patients and have a cardiologist available 24 hours per day to take your call and help with advice regarding management.

All our staff – doctors, scientists, secretaries and typists are assessed daily at the front entrance of the hospital and at the front entrance of our rooms for fever and by a standard COVID Questionnaire. All our patients are assessed as they arrive at the front entrance of the hospital and at the front entrance of our rooms for fever and by a standard COVID Questionnaire.